Fairy Tales: Unmissable films in December

Fairy tales have always been a means of speaking truth to power; challenging injustice and providing hope. The ‘Fairy Tales Cinema: Truth, Power and Enchantment’ free film program presents beloved classics alongside contemporary retellings and highlights how filmmakers have innovated on older stories to resonate in different times and contexts. Screening this week and upcoming…

Fairy Tale Live Music & Film: The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Join us for a magical fairy tale event on Sunday 3 December at 11am  — the intricate and enchanting 1926 silent film The Adventures of Prince Achmed will feature a live score performed on stage by music duo Dva — Linsey Pollak and Tunji Beier. Screening as part of the ‘Fairy Tale’ film program, The…

Fairy Tales: Cinematic enchantments

The free film program — ‘Fairy Tales Cinema: Truth, Power and Enchantment’ — accompanying the ticketed ‘Fairy Tales‘ exhibition at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 28 April 2024 examines how cinema shapes our understanding of fairy tales, and how their structure in turn changes how cinema tells stories. Curator Sophie Hopmeier picks five…

Five unmissable films of African cinema

‘Fierce Visions: Mati Diop and Djibril Diop Mambéty’ presents the works of French–Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop alongside her uncle, Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambéty. Both auteurs have a unique filmmaking style, pushing the bounds of cinematic language. Mati Diop began her film career as an actress then later moving into writing and directing. Her recent…

Venture into the woods with Fairy Tales in Brisbane

Across a magical threshold and beyond the everyday, ‘Fairy Tales’ is this summer’s enchanting exhibition at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) with more than 100 works presented across the entire ground floor until 28 April 2024. ‘Fairy Tales’ will re-tell the enduring folk stories of your childhood through the lens of contemporary artists, designers,…